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  High Court Division annuls the Contempt of Court Act, 2013
The Division Bench of Mr. Justice Quazi Reza-ul Hoque and Mr. Justice ABM Altaf Hossain declared the Contempt of Court Act, 2013 as annulled as the law was enacted only to protect journalists and public servants.

Source: Dhaka Tribune 

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  Odhikar Update
For further update on Adv. Adilur Rahman's case, please visit: http://odhikar.org.

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   Legal Maxims

audi alteram partem : no man shall be condemned unheard.

in limine : at the outset.

void ab initio : null from the beginning.

per incuriam : (of a judicial decision) wrongly decided, usually because the judge or judges were ill-informed of the applicable law.

ex facie : on the face of it; evidently; apparently.

ad hoc : formed for a particular purpose.

ad interim : in the meantime; temporarily.

mutatis mutandis : all necessary changes having been made; with the necessary changes.

pari passu : proportionally; at an equal pace; without preference.

locus poenitentiae: the opportunity of withdrawing from a projected contract, before the parties are finally bound

bona fide : made in good faith; without fraud or deceit; sincere; genuine.

mala fide : dishonesty of belief or purpose.

obiter dictum : a judicial comment made while delivering a judicial opinion; but one that is unnecessary to the decision in the case and therefore not precedential.

onus probandi : burden of proof.

cestui que trust : one who possesses equitable rights in property.

inter vivos : of or relating to property conveyed not by will or in contemplation of an imminent death, but during the conveyor’s lifetime.

pendente lite : during litigation.

ex post facto : with retroactive affect or force; in light of subsequent events.

non est factum : a plea that a written agreement is invalid because the defendant was mistaken about its character when signing it.

Fumus boni iuris : presumption of sufficient legal basis